The Order of Australia Association Foundation
Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, PARKES ACT 2600
As set out in the Constitution of the Foundation : the Foundation was formed on 29 April 1999 pursuant to a Deed of Trust settled by five Founders, being former Presidents of the Association, namely Rt Hon Sir Zelman Cowen PC, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KStJ; Hon Sir Charles Court AK, KCMG, OBE; Sir Eric Neal AC, CVO; Sir James Gobbo AC, CVO and General Sir Phillip Bennett AC, KBE, DSO, KStJ; who were desirous to establish a Foundation via a Public Trust Fund for certain public charitable purposes. It is intended that the Trust Fund will solicit and receive gifts not only from members of The Order of Australia Association, but also the public at large.
The Order of Australia Association Foundation Limited provides a national focus for the aim of The Order of Australia Association – “Love of and pride in Australian Citizenship”. It does this by awarding prizes to young Australians undertaking post-secondary vocational training, who would greatly benefit.
Hugh Morgan AC, Chairman of Directors, says “Our initial aim is to award five prizes a year, but to do that we need to establish a permanent fund of $5 million to provide the necessary annual income. I encourage all members of The Order of Australia Association to consider how they can help us reach this target.”
The Order of Australia Association
The Association of approximately 8,000 members aims to foster love of and pride in Australian citizenship; to encourage awareness in the Australian community of Australia’s history, traditions and culture; and to promote the development and maintenance of a constructive and positive sense of national unity among Australians.
By donating to the Foundation Prize scheme, Association members and members of the community promote Australian citizenship and thereby help the Association achieve its aim.